As you may know if you follow me on Instagram, I have been in Lebanon since the first week of April. Although I was supposed to be back in San Francisco by now, I had a change of plans. I extended my trip a little longer and will be back the day after tomorrow.
April, while a fun month, was also of a reality check. Life is full of ups and downs. April and the beginning of May brought some difficulties that helped to ground me and to remind me that it’s not always blue skies and rays of sunshine.
They reminded me how one’s actions can affect a lot of lives without even realizing it. How when you’re part of a family, your problems become everyone else’s as well, so you can’t be selfish with your decisions.
I’m also a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. While my incomplete papers forced me to push back my trip a little, they also allowed me to be next to my family.
My dad was also hospitalized last Tuesday and although he’s on the road to recovery he’s going to be in the hospital for a few more days. It was the first time I see my dad in such a situation, and needless to say, daddy’s little girl ‘s world was shaken. Even though I miss my husband terribly, I’m glad that I was here with my family to help out during this delicate period.
I have been reminded how especially lucky I am, for countless reasons. No matter how big your problems are, some people have it even worse. Count your blessings every day and be grateful for everything you have. Cherish your time with your family and truly believe that all things (good and bad) happen for a reason.